Mobile phones Wi-fi Radiation Brain Cancer Link
Mobile phones emit radiofrequency energy (radio waves) a form of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation; while wi-fi routers emit high-frequency radiation. Tissues closest to where these were held can absorb this energy. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer said that cell phone-emitting radiofrequency electromagnetic fields are “possibly carcinogenic to humans,” and said they increased the risk of brain cancer.
We may not think ourselves being on the cellphone 24 hours a day, yet cell phone is still emitting radiation 24/7 if it is turned on and near us day or night. Cell phone users are exposing themselves to a greater risk of developing glioma and meningioma tumours, compared to people with limited phone use. The result of the study was published in British journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
The data showed a link between cancer and cell phone use. The study also found that 15 hours of talking on a cell phone each month tripled brain cancer risk. Increased risk especially among phone-heavy jobs like sales and business. The study also found that cancer occurs on the opposite side of the brain where the phone is normally being used.
Helpful tips to limit exposure to cellphone radiation:
– Limit cellphone use to children – Young children should not use cell phones except in an emergency.
– Put mobile phone in airplane mode when children play games to disconnect it from wi-fi
– Limit cellphone calls – use texting more
– Use headset or a speaker when calling
– Use landline phone at home
– Turn off cellphone at night or when not in use.
– Keep cellphone away from your body – there are several options for shielded cell phone cases and holsters at www.mobilesafety.com.au/products/
News sourced from: http://www.mobilesafety.com.au/brain-cancer/
Colgate Total Ingredient Triclosan Linked to Cancer
Published: 12 August 2014
The chemical Triclosan can be found in Colgate Total toothpaste from Colgate-Palmolive Co. Triclosan is used in the toothpaste to fight plaque and gingivitis. This chemical ingredient has been linked to cancer-cell growth and disrupted development in animals.
Colgate Total was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1997 as an over-the-counter drug. But the FDA didn’t release the 35-page toxicology summary of Colgate Total and triclosan until early 2014, following a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed in 2013.
Among the pages were studies showing fetal bone malformations in mice and rats. Such malformations look more like a signal that triclosan is disrupting the endocrine system and throwing off hormonal functioning. Scientific studies that have raised health concerns include one 2012 study linking triclosan to reduced fertility in mice, and another that year suggesting it could impair muscle function. A study last year linked it to lowered sperm production and changed sperm shape in rats.
According to the report breast, ovarian, prostate and testicular cancer rates have increased over the past 40 to 50 year. A rise in preterm and low birthweight babies, early breast development in girls and undescended testicles in boys may be linked to endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Zoeller, the endocrine specialist, said that while an estimated 800 to 1,000 chemicals are believed to disrupt the endocrine system, triclosan is one of about 10 to which people are regularly exposed.
Colgate said Total’s effectiveness and safety are supported by more than 80 clinical studies involving 19,000 people, and that it gave the FDA 98 volumes, numbering hundreds of pages each, in support of Total. Colgate spokesman Thomas DiPiazza said Colgate submits annual reports to the FDA reviewing new science and safety findings. Colgate also added that an independent 2013 review by the Cochrane Oral Health Group, a network of doctors, researchers and health advocates, found no evidence of harmful effects associated with using Colgate Total.
Obesity linked to 10 common cancers
Published: 13 August 2014
The study by experts at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Farr Institute found that obesity was closely linked to 10 common cancers. More than 12,000 new cases of cancer every year can be attributed to the patient being overweight or obese.
“This study of over five million people has found new and stronger links between obesity and several different cancer types, highlighting the number of cancers that obesity causes in the UK,” said Tom Stansfeld, health information officer at Cancer Researk UK.
Every five-point increase in Body Mass Index (equivalent to an increase in weight around 17.5kg) was associated with 62% higher risk of uterine cancer, 31% increase risk of gallbladder cancer and a 25% increased risk of kidney cancer. Having a higher BMI was also linked with a greater overall risk of liver, cervix, thyroid, colon, ovarian, breast cancer and leukemia.
Study leader Dr. Krishnan Bhaskaran, of LSHTM said that the number of people who are overweight or obese is rapidly increasing both in the UK and worldwide. If the current trends in overweight and obesity rates continue, the researchers estimated that by the mid 2020’s there could be more than 3,500 additional cases of cancer every year.
Although the relationship between cancer and obesity is complex, it’s clear that carrying excess weight increases your risk of developing cancer. Keeping a healthy weight reduces cancer risk, and the best way to do this is through eating a healthy, balanced diet and exercising regularly.